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Eldred King Woodlands (12 KM) + Dinner (10/13/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Eldred King Woodlands - Entrance @ Corner of Faulkner Ave & McCowan Rd
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 13 2018  2:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 2:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 13 2018 1:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5-5.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mike K
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 14 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

NOTE: PLEASE ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAITLIST. I will add more spots as more drivers sign-up to participate in the carpool for the hike. Waiting list preference will go to carpool drivers and new members (5 or fewer events) first.

We will be hiking the Eldred King Woodlands, which is just a 30-minute drive from Toronto. It is part of the Oak Ridge Moraine with a terrain of rolling hills and sandy/clay trails.

  • 2:00PM Meet at Don Mills Station Passenger Pick- up
  • 2:07PM Leave (approx. 30 minute drive)
  • 2:40PM Arrive at Eldred King Woodlands entrance (see Google Maps below)
  • 2:45-5:15PM HIKING
  • 5:15-5:35PM Driving to a Peruvian restaurant in Markham (Los Chico Bravos)
  • 5:40-6:30PM Dinner at restaurant
  • 6:30-6:50PM Driving back to Don Mills Station

Start For those participating in the carpool, we will meet at 2:00pm at Don Mills Station Passenger Pick-up. For those not participating in the carpool, please meet us at the entrance to Eldred King Woodlands (see Google Streetview map below) at 2:45pm. Please arrive on time as we will be leaving at 2:07 PM sharp.
End This hike will end at the starting location. For those participating in the carpool, we will return to Don Mills Station passenger pick-up after the hike.
Distance Approx. 12.5 km
Pace 4.5 km/hour (slightly above average pace for fit and younger individuals, above-average pace for others)
Trail Conditions We will be walking on woodchip, gravel and dirt trails.
Difficulty This is a D3 hike. WARNING: You are expected to complete the entire 12.5 KM. There are no washrooms on the trail - please use the facilities at Don Mills Station prior to departure.
Weather 10 degrees, Sunny


IMPORTANT: Those participating in the carpool are required to attend both the hike and dinner. For those meeting us directly at the park, the dinner is optional.

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking boots/hiking shoes


Weather Appropriate Clothing

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

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First Aid Kit


How to Get There:
Event Directions:


Exit TTC lot and drive east on Sheppard.

Head north on the 404

Get off the 404 at Aurora Rd (Regional RD 15) (EXIT 45)

Go East on Aurora Rd to McCowan Rd. NOTE: It is a flashing yellow light, not a traffic light at McCowan Rd

Travel North on McCowan Rd, until road turns at Faulkner.

Find a place to park as the trail starts on the right

Map of Starting location

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Picture of Event Location

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):75Km
Carpool Departure Time: 2:00 PM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $15.83 (calculated at total Km * $0.211, effective Monday, March 25, 2019). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.


Please arrive on time. If you are late, you may miss the carpool.

If you choose to meet at the event, please arrive on time, we will not wait for late comers.

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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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